Cathay Pacific’s crew training simulators get go-ahead


January 20, 2016 – Training simulator specialist, EDM, has successfully completed a Critical Design Review (CDR) with Cathay Pacific, clearing the way for a large simulator project to enter into the manufacturing phase.

EDM announced a contract from Cathay Pacific in September of last year to provide the airline with a full range of cabin crew training equipment. The team from Cathay Pacific visited EDM in Manchester, UK last month and conducted a detailed technical review of the project to ensure that the simulators are ready to proceed into manufacture and that agreed performance requirements will be met within the set timescales and costs.

The simulators will be designed and manufactured to enable the instructor team of the Hong Kong-based airline to provide training to their crews in the handling of emergency situations and the provision of cabin services to passengers. Once finished, the training equipment will be shipped and installed at Cathay Pacific’s Training Centre in Cathay City at Hong Kong International Airport.

The full order of cabin crew training equipment comprises:

• B777 cabin emergency evacuation trainer

• A330 cabin emergency evacuation trainer

• B777 door trainer

• A330 door trainer

• B747 Freighter upper deck crew service door trainer

• B747 Freighter main deck door trainer

• Real fire trainer


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